Last year for Valentine’s Day I made my wife some meatloaf cupcakes. The reviews on them were mixed. I absolutely loved them. Her on the other hand? Not so much… This year I came up with what I think is an even better idea. Chocolate covered bacon hearts!
To form the heart shapes I decided to try forming slices of bacon around some heart shaped metal cookie cutters and then wrapping them in aluminum foil before baking them in the oven. Since bacon shrinks so much when cooked I had no idea how well the bacon hearts would hold their shape, but after 20 minutes at 400° they still looked remarkably heart-like.
After letting them cool for a few minutes I slipped the bacon off of the molds and put the hearts in the refrigerator to cool even more. About an hour after that I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips, dipped the bacon hearts in them and put them back in the fridge to let the chocolate harden.
Will my wife like this years treat better than last years? I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, but the one that I ate tasted pretty good. It’s a good thing she doesn’t read my blog too often. I’d hate to spoil the surprise!
ChristinaFebruary 13, 2012 at 11:20 am (11 years ago)
AWESOME! i cetainly wouldn’t mind bacon hearts for v-day
KellyFebruary 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm (11 years ago)
I wouldn’t mind getting these either!
SiennaFebruary 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm (11 years ago)
This is genius! Do you think they are best cold or at room temp?
NickFebruary 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm (11 years ago)
Probably room temperature (unless your room is super warm and the chocolate starts melting of course).
SeanFebruary 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm (11 years ago)
This looks legitimately delicious. I’m giving it a shot.
Also, because I just learned this, and learning is fun, “For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 25 degrees Celsius…”
AngelFebruary 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm (11 years ago)
This would make be excellent next to the red velvet cupcakes!
ErikaFebruary 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm (11 years ago)
TaylorFebruary 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm (11 years ago)
Chocolate + Bacon… *sings “favorite things” Julie Andrews style*
@ceilidhontherunFebruary 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm (10 years ago)